Immersive A Midsummer Night's Dream taking place in Windsor Great Park this June
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We’re big fans of immersive theatre here at The National Student, so when we heard that there was to be an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s most trippy offering, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in the royal setting of Windsor Great Park – well, we got rather excited. The fully immersive event, beginning just days after midsummer itself at the end of June, will see 12 actors taking over The Savill Garden and turning it into a world of warring ethereal kings, star-crossed lovers – and, of course, anthropomorphic donkeys. Set deep within a mystical forest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the story of two young couples and a group of amateur actors who are soon led astray by the mischievous fairies that inhabit the forest. The Savill Garden is one of the loveliest in Britain, so we can’t think of a better setting for the Bard’s most summery romance. Exclusive access will be granted for audience members to weave their way through the hidden gardens before, during and after the performances, and from 6.30pm Master of Ceremonies Puck and his musical troupe will lead an enchanted journey through the orchard. The production will have a strong emphasis on music, with striking costumes – and of course, an incredible and text-appropriate setting. It’s likely to be a recreation of Shakespeare unlike any we’ve seen for a very long time. The production is courtesy of WATCH YOUR HEAD, specialists in recreating classic texts in unique settings. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a revival of a hugely popular production that they staged in Maidenhead last year – revamped to engage a wider, younger and more modern audience. The Executive Producer is Sarah Landridge, the visionary behind the Maidenhead production. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed at Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, from 24th June to 19th July. Tickets cost £35 for adults and £15 for concessions, and are available here. Details: 6.30pm start, with access to the gardens from 6pm. Wednesday 24th June – Sunday 28th June Wednesday 1st July – Sunday 5th July Wednesday 8th July – Sunday 12th July Wednesday 15th July – Sunday 19th July Check out all the images from the production in our gallery below...
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